What we’re about
Join a group of fun-loving people based in London who enjoy hiking, walking, and being outdoors.
Hiking with us is an adventure where we admire the beauty of nature, discover new places, as well as have a good time together outdoors. Most of our members are in their 20s and 30s - or else are young at heart - and live and work in or around London. As London is an international city, our hiking group consists of nationalities from across the globe. Our hiking trips are a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. So, if you are into hiking, walking, and outdoor activities then join Trailblazer London. Bring the spirit of adventure!
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Our fun-filled hiking adventures take us throughout the UK and across Europe. There are beautiful hiking trails across the woods and rolling countryside of the southeast of England outside London. And our hiking weekends further afield have ranged from Britain's scenic national parks to picturesque islands in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Trailblazer London offers a wealth of scenic hiking experiences.
We've hiked magnificent mountains on our outdoors adventures over these past years. See our group on the way up Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis:
There's been beautiful scenery on our hikes. See the bluebells in blossom on the Ashridge Estate:
And pretty much all the time our outdoors adventures are a lot of fun:
We hike for the enjoyment of it and it's also great for our fitness and general wellbeing. While we have fun meeting new people and being outdoors we also take pleasure from the fact that it's good for our health too.
The most important skill for any hiking group is the ability to read a map and find their way through complex terrain. With in excess of 250 hikes led by us, safely and successfully, over a number of years, we have considerable experience in this most important of outdoors abilities.
Sometimes you might find a quirky signpost like this one which is located along one of our hiking routes. With our hikes you can be sure we know our way through the great outdoors!
Sometimes a Trailblazer outdoors adventure might come across a magnificent building or monument from the past. This is the 19th Century Balcombe Viaduct that we have walked beneath on a number of our hikes:
We find all sorts of unusual outdoors locations on our hikes that serve as excellent icebreakers and get conversation flowing, especially if you are new to the group. This is a privet bush shaped like a cat that we sometimes pass by on another of our hiking adventures:
Just sign up to any hike and turn up on the day, often at a convenient mainline London station. Hiking with us is enjoyable and straightforward. If it is your first time hiking with Trailblazer London you can be sure of a warm welcome from the group. Each hike sees a sociable mix of newcomers as well as people who return regularly to enjoy the great outdoors.
Trailblazer also has partner outdoors groups that it has allied with over the years. These are The Trail https://www.meetup.com/THE-TRAIL-London-Hik... and Trail Adventurers https://www.meetup.com/Trail-adventurers/ with whom we run hiking trips together.
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What this exciting London-based hiking and outdoors activities group is all about:
Hiking, walking, adventure, being outdoors, fitness, recreation, climbing mountains, exercise and fun, sports, and perhaps most important of all,
making new friends!
Who to contact: Tania and Kieran (hiking group organisers) firstname.lastname@example.org
Trailblazer London - Hiking, Walking, and Outdoor Adventure
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- Epping Forest Trail - Saturday 2 MarchEpping, Epping£5.00
Join us as we hike the length of magnificent Epping Forest, a beautiful wilderness stretching deep into rural Essex.
A wild wood of two-and-a-half thousand hectares, the forest has attracted national heroes such as Lawrence of Arabia, who once lived by its edge, as well as kings and queens who came to what was formerly a royal hunting ground.
Our hike will start from Epping Underground Station (zone 6 on Central Line ) from where we will head into the depths of the woodland. On our way we will walk through picturesque leafy glades and stop by the forest's largest lake, scenic Connaught Water. We will also pass by Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. And of course we will search for possible hideouts for Dick Turpin, the legendary highwayman who found sanctuary in the forest's thick vegetation and vast expanse.
Meeting place: Epping Underground Station (zone 6 on Central Line )
Meeting time: 11.00 am (Allow for one hour travel if coming from central London)
Finish: Chingford Railway Station - you will need London travelcard or oyster zone 6 for the whole trip (trains go to Liverpool Street Station)
Estimated finish time: 5.00 PM
Price: £5 (full-day guided hike only - transport not included). Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link. You will be automatically taken to PayPal when you RSVP YES
Distance: 13 kms/8 miles
Hike level: easy to medium
Things to bring: waterproof clothing, hiking boots, water, packed lunch